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    The US-led coalition launched four airstrikes in Syria and 19 airstrikes in Iraq against the Daesh terrorist group, acording to the US Central Command (CENTCOM).

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US-led coalition carried out 23 airstrikes against Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh) insurgents embedded in Syria and Iraq on Tuesday, targeting their tactical units, weapons and blocking off access to terrain, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) announced in a statement.

    "In Syria, coalition military forces conducted four strikes using attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL targets. Additionally in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted 19 strikes coordinated with and in support of the Government of Iraq using attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL targets," the statement said on Wednesday.

    Coalition forces in Syria conducted four airstrikes in and around four Syrian cites destroying an Daesh mortar system, vehicle, fighting positon and hitting several tactical units.

    In Iraq, the coalition launched 19 airstrikes near eight Iraqi cities, including Mosul, hitting a financial storage center, an IS headquarters, command and control nodes, assembly areas, vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs), supply caches, boats and militant tunnel systems.

    The US-led coalition of some 60 nations has been carrying out airstrikes against IS first in Iraq and later Syria since 2014 – however, without the approval of the Syrian government or the UN Security Council.


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